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The Forgotten Four

Warren Page once wrote: “I had thought the question of scope power for selective shooting of open-country [deer] had been settled … the 4x is just about...
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SIG Romeo1PRO ...

The SIG SAUER Romeo1PRO red dot optic offers two design features negating the most common complaint against red dot sights on defensive pistols: finding the...
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New Products...

The Aluminum Slip-Joint Folders from Bear & Son Cutlery are lightweight slip-joint pocketknives. They have aluminum handles that conveniently fit in pockets...
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Truglo Tru-Tec...

Red dot sights are all the rage because they offer quick target acquisition under a variety of lighting conditions alongside unlimited eye relief.
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SIG Sauer...

Back when I wore the uniform, our weapons were the end result of laborious and protracted selection processes.
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Mounts Count!

Like racing tires and blue-ribbon taxidermy, a costly scope avails you to nothing if stupidly attached.
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Geezer Guns

An old saying goes, “Don’t let your mouth write checks your butt can’t handle.” In bygone days I used to brag to my friends in the BPCR Silhouette game
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Franchi Momentum

When a convergence of technology in the firearms world reached my doorstep, it was a surprise.
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Meopta Optika HD...

I’ll grant you I’m not an optics expert and have a hard time telling multicoating from a muffuletta. However, to my degenerating (or is it degenerate?)...
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Drawing First Blood

Shooters sift rifle scopes by price, power, dials, reticles, lens diameter — but what about length?
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New Products...

The Bond Arms Grizzly is a single-action, double-barrel pistol chambered for .45 Colt and 2.5" .410 shells.
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SHOT Show...

A daily photo dump of the best sights from the range and show floor of the 2020 SHOT Show in Las Vegas.
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XS Sights DXT...

The day I realized my aging eyes couldn’t clearly see the front sight on a pistol was eye-opening (pun intended).
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Viridian...

Arriving on the scene with cutting edge technology back in 2006, Viridian Weapon Technologies has since become a top name in laser sights and lights.
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Rangefinding...

Any reticle that will subtend — or bracket — a known measure at a known yardage can put you on target at any distance, if you know the size of the target.
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Leupold Mark 5HD...

Can you even see a target at 2,000 meters? I can’t, at least not with the naked eye, but having recently rung an 18" steel plate steel at 1.2 miles, I can...
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Skinner Sights...

There are several ways to equip a lever-action rifle with sights and most shooters, at least those of us who have been around for a while, need something...
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Axeon Second Zero

Occasionally, a smart-aleck will describe how a complicated machine works via “FM,” which stands for Freakin’ Magic. Essentially, it’s a simple way...
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EOTech XPS2 Green

It’s not cool to admit, but darn it, I like EOTech holographic weapon sights (HWS). I like them because I’ve used them for years on my police patrol...
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Hold the Phone!

Had the buck been peeking from behind a rock, or screened by aspens, my grip on the binocular wouldn’t have dented its jacket. “Shoot!” I hissed,...
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Ruger 350 Legend...

Our guide, Steve Jones, slammed the four-wheel-drive utility vehicle to a halt on the rocky Texas ranch trail. Wild pigs are hated around these parts,...
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Meopta Optika6...

Fall hunting seasons are just over the horizon and the weeks remaining allow time for serious hunters to put new glass on their rifles, get zeroed and start...
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The Essential Optic

Our eyes need light to see. Light has properties of particles and rays. As early as A.D. 1100 Arab scientist Alhazen described the behavior of reflected...
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Trijicon SRO

Having been a devoted user of Trijicon tritium night sights on my defensive handguns for more than two decades, the new SRO (Specialized Reflex Optic) got...
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Athlon Cronus...

We’ve all been there, especially with new shooters. Trying to make a hit at long range is hard enough, but trying to get a rookie to learn what “X”...
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Reticles: The...

“Little people, little pleasures,” sighed Alice early in our marriage as she watched men in heavy jackets hug big rifles to perforate dime-size circles.
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EOTech Vudu...

We’re always looking at the next new piece of equipment to see if the elusive “something” is there. Occasionally we strike pay dirt. This time, it’s...
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Skinner Sights...

Fantasy is the catalyst responsible for many gun purchases. With lust-filled eyes, racing heart and sweaty palms, we think to ourselves, “I need that gun...
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Trijicon SRO...

Spring has sprung and in addition to all the flowers and pollen, the firearms industry is seeing plenty of new products popping up at the National Rifle...
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Meopta’s New...

When we had younger eyes capable of spotting game at a glance toward the far side of a canyon or valley, topping a rifle with a telescopic sight just...
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